Join Northeast Historic Film and Marshall Dodge (of "Bert and I" fame) for some of the most original and clever Maine storytelling ever performed. This video contains three episodes of the storyteller's original series "A Downeast Smile-In" first broadcast on Maine Educational Television in 1970. This is the only video available of Dodge, best known for his live performances and audio recordings.
Marshall Dodge: A Downeast Smile-In
Performed by Marshall Dodge
Run Time: 90 minutes
Shipping Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Produced by Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Marshall "Mike" Dodge (1935-1982) stands undeniably as a godfather of Down East humor, bringing an energy and imagination to the stage that took him from a small Connecticut studio to his standing as the premier "New England" humorist of his era, before he was tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver in Hawaii in 1982. He was just 45. Mike was born in New York, attended high school in New Hampshire (where he first heard "Down East humor"), and graduated from Yale, where he studied philosophy. It was at Yale in 1958 that he and Bob Bryan cut the first Bert and I album and launched what is now a Maine icon.